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Judo was created by Dr Jigoro Kano in 1882. It is a. Japanese wrestling martial art. Practitioners of judo are called judoka. judo is one of the four major forms of amateur competitive wrestling sports, other three being Greco-Roman wrestling, Freestyle wrestling and Sambo wrestling

Judo is a modern Japanese martial art, sport, and philosophy, it is a sport, martial art, self-defense, fitness program and a way of life. Judo is a part of the Japanese educational physical training system and began its spread around the world. Judo has a long history, from Japan's Tokugawa era Period (15-16th century AD ). Judo is a reformation of the ancient martial art of Jujutsu. Dr Jigoro Kano President of the University of Tokyo revised these ancient forms and began to apply his own system based on up-to-date sports philosophy. Dr Jigoro combined what he believed to be the best of their techniques into what is now the modern sport of Judo. Judo is a combination of two Chinese word kanji: "ju-", means gentleness, in Chinese and "do-", means way or road. Therefore Judo means "the gentle way", "the way of giving way", "the way of agility ", or "the way of compliance ". Dr Jigoro Kano focus on the educational value of training in attack and defense so that it could be a way of life that everyone could participate in and benefit from. He eliminated some of the old-style jujutsu techniques and reformed training structures so that most of the moves could be done with full force to create a definite victory without injury Judo has two main parts of fighting: the standing and the ground phase. Each phase requires its own separate techniques, strategies, training. Judo was admitted into the Olympic Games in 1964 for men and women were allowed to participate in 1988. Men and women compete separately (although they often train together)
There are seven weight divisions. Men divisions
Under 60 kg
60~66 kg
66~73 kg
73~81 kg
81~90 kg
90~100 kg
Over 100 kg
Women divisions
Under 48 kg
48~52 kg
52~57 kg
57~63 kg
63~70 kg
70~78 kg
Over 78 kg